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Fellowship

  1. Application Process Begins

    Each year a select group of graduating college seniors become Arkansas Fellows.The annual application period opens in early September and remains open through early November.

  2. Application Process Ends

    Get your applications submitted before the deadline – typically the first Friday in November.

  3. Interviews with Board Begin

    Board members from the Arkansas Fellowship interview every applicant. We look for dynamic, self-motivated, entrepreneurial candidates, not just resume accomplishments. This first round of interviews plays a large role in who is selected to attend Finalist Day.

  4. Finalists Chosen

    After interviews with the Board member have been completed, the Board selects and notifies a select group of “finalists” from the applicant pool. Finalists are invited to the next and final stage of the selection process - interviewing directly with our participating mentor companies at Finalist Day.

  5. Finalist Day, Selections Begin

    At Finalist Day, finalists interview directly with the mentor companies that are participating in that Fellowship class. Each mentor company has committed to hiring at least one finalist for employment after graduation. Companies make their own selection based on the interviews at Finalist Day. We are typically able to notify each finalist whether they have been selected for employment by a mentor company by the day after Finalist Day.

  6. Winter Retreat for Fellows

    Each year the Fellows meet at a Winter Retreat (at a place of their choice) for strategic planning (for future professional development activities and service projects of their choice) and fun (also their choice).

  7. Orientation Begins

    Current and incoming Fellows meet with the Fellowship executive director and Board members for an orientation and planning meeting, and to talk with the incoming Fellows about their the soon-to-start employment. Incoming Fellows will have connected and met with existing Fellows in the months before.

  8. Fellowship Day 1

    The 2-year Fellowship term runs from the first business day of June. This allows incoming Fellows to finish their graduation and post-graduation obligations, and start on a uniform calendar. Employment with host companies can start earlier, subject to the company’s individual discretion.

  9. Fellowship Graduation

    After 2 years, the Fellowship term ends and exiting Fellows continue on their journey to become leaders of their industries and circles.


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The Arkansas Fellowship offers a two-year fellowship program to a select group of graduating college seniors.

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The Arkansas Fellowship empowers extraordinary college graduates with a set of unique skills and experiences not found elsewhere.

Mentors

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the Future of Arkansas

The Arkansas Fellowship mentor companies represent the most entrepreneurial, progressive, and successful high-growth companies in Arkansas. Mentor companies are committed to providing an environment where our state’s most promising graduates can be encouraged, challenged, and nurtured.

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Meet Our Fellows

Brandi Mikula University of Central Arkansas The Arkansas Fellowship has proven to be the most valuable experience in my business career thus far. As part of the founding class, I was given the opportunity to build and manage the Fellowship organization itself, as well as the inspiration and tools necessary to start my own business. It also connected me with smart, like-minded entrepreneurs and mentors with whom I developed lasting friendships. Hayseed Ventures
Erin Morningstar Gilbrech John Brown University During my Fellowship, I had the opportunity to help grow a brand new team at Collective Bias, which is now home to two more Fellows. Collective Bias
Jackson Fitzgibbon Hendrix College The Arkansas Fellowship is spending time with other ambitious twenty-somethings and knowing twenty-something years from now you'll still be friends, maybe even business partners. Collective Bias